By Michael Zamudio
Networking events are usually fun, but in rough economic times like today, they can be a catalyst for the boost your company needs to revitalize business. Your BBB offers bi-monthly mixers that provide an appropriate time and place to socialize and network with prominent business people from all over San Diego and Imperial Counties. Venues so far this year have included: San Diego Civic Theater, Tilted Kilt, UCSD Faculty Club, Bernardo Winery, and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Past guests to our mixers have experienced unique locations where like-minded professionals can network and discover prospective techniques to thrive in this fluctuating economy.
Benefits Unique to BBB Mixers:
· Anyone and Everyone Attends. Whether you are an Accredited Business or not, you are invited. We encourage everyone to attend and give all companies a chance to network with the professionals that surround them. If you are not accredited, you have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of accreditation from business owners who personally profit from the advantages your BBB has provided them.
· Chance to do Business with Companies You Can Trust. There are over 6,400 Accredited Businesses in our immediate area and all are encouraged to attend by your BBB, free of charge. The majority of our guests are accredited, so you are sure to meet representatives from businesses with our seal of approval. In fact, Accredited Business members are distinguished at mixers by the Accredited Business Seal displayed on their nametag.
· Recognition and Branding. At every mixer, each company has the prospect of reinforcing its brand as one with values. As many Accredited Businesses have found, it is very beneficial to co-brand with the BBB and its logo. A great way to gain extra recognition at our mixers is to have your own table with all of your marketing materials and business cards handy. Any Accredited Business can do this by sponsoring a mixer at either the Table Exhibitor or Mixer Sponsor level. Mixer Sponsorship provides you with not only your own [very visible] table, but with a place for your banner, a special shout-out at the event from our President/CEO, your logo on our mixer marketing pieces, and a spotlight article in our BBB newsletter sent to over 6,400 Accredited Businesses in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
We strongly encourage you to attend our last mixer of 2011, coming up on November 3 at Dave and Buster’s in Mission Valley. To RSVP, contact Michael Zamudio.